UMTIA: Upper Midwest Translators & Interpreters Association, A Chapter of the ATA


April 11th, ATA Exam Preparation Workshop

  • 11 Apr 2015
  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Plaza Verde Suite 203 - 1516 East Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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  • by March 30th, 2015.
  • On-line only by March 30th, 2015

Registration is closed
ATA Exam Preparation Workshop –Rescheduled to April 11th

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Translators who work in any of the ATA-certified language pairs and are eligible to take the exam in the following language pairs  ENG>SPA, SPA>ENG and RUS>ENG  

(visit for current eligibility requirements) 

DATE AND TIME: April 11th, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

REGISTER SOON – Deadline for registration is March 30th! 
After you register, you will receive a practice test and further instructions. Visit UMTIA’s website at

COST: $120 (includes graded ATA practice test and workshop)

• Larry Bogoslaw (ATA-Certified, Russian-English, Spanish-English)
• Claudia Giannini (ATA-Certified, English-Spanish)

WHERE: AbraPalabra, at 1516 East Lake Street, suite 203 (2nd floor), Minneapolis, MN 55407.

Located in Plaza Verde Building at the intersection of East Lake Street and Bloomington. Parking behind Heart of the Beast. The entrance to the parking lot is on 15th Ave. S (not from Bloomington). There is also free parking on the streets (Parking meters are M-F)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS: Participants will receive an ATA Practice Exam of approximately 250 words (cost of the exam included in the cost of registration for the workshop) after registering. The participants must then translate it and return it to UMTIA. The presenters will correct the translation per ATA standards. At the workshop, translation challenges will be analyzed, and possible solutions discussed. 

The presenters will also explain how exams are graded and present “coaching strategies” on ways to prepare in advance, what to bring with you, and how to manage your time during the exam.

NOTE: A minimum of 8 participants must register in order for the workshop to be held.

There will be an exam sitting in the Twin Cities on Saturday, May 9th.

For more information about the exam, check the ATA website,

Attendance at this event presumes acceptance of the use of photographs of the event for UMTIA promotional material


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